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, boston, f.b.i., and dzhokhar tsarnaev the name of suspect number two. as you can imagine something like this, social media has information with theories and conspiracy of the shootout and the manhunt in boston. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is following that story from the newsroom. >> the f.b.i. calls it the big electronic dragnet in united states history the first major federal cases where twitter and facebook are in full effect. moments after the bombing, suspects photos were posted and the f.b.i. website crashed. the site now back online and the pictures went viral on social media, twitter the facebook, millions of views and possible sitings in suburban boston area. the manhunt continues for that second suspect still at large, possibly in the watertown, massachusetts area. police are canvassing suburban boston, watertown and surrounding communities for the terrorist who they say is armed and very, very dangerous. >> we believe this to be a terrorist. we believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people. we need to get him in custody. >> that is the word from police offi
, the one they are still trying to find now, dzhokhar tsarnaev was born in kyrgyzstan. his family lives in russia and we're told his father was a public official there at one time. the reason we're told for this extraordinary security in the area of watertown is, of course, because they still don't know where the other of the two brothers, the second bomber is located. they think they know where he is. they believe that's the place they have surrounded and where you just saw kerry sanders reporting but there's a further concern that these two brothers may have had af coccomplices an authorities found another bomb in boston. a device in the charles gate area. they rendered it safe but they are concerned there maybe accomplices. they can't be certain of it. but there's a concern there maybe accomplices at large. you put all of those factors together, and we're told that's the reason for the extraordinary security. there's been a report that one accomplice tried to escape on a train to connecticut. that the train was stopped. we believe now that this is not the case. savannah? >> pete will
to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i actually think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff howe is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people on twitter were going to give
guard. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is live in the courtroom. kira, dzhokhar tsarnaev is not yet able to communicate with detectives? >> that's right. they said he can't speak because he has severe throat injuries. authorities hope he will be able to talk. they have so many questions. they want to know if anyone else was involved in the alleged attack, zach har -- dzhokhar and his brother orchestrated. he was found in a boat hiding in this yard. a row bat whose brought in to remove the tarp out of fear he was wearing an explosive fight. but he was likely injured from the gunfight the night before when his brother died. this morning agents are anxiously wait to go question the man that sparked the nearly week long manhunt that ended in a spray of bullets. >> i think all the law enforcement professionals are hoping, for a host of reasons, that the suspect survives because we have a million questions. >>> a special federal interrogation team is on standby at the medical center where tsarnaev and many of his alleged victims are being treated. within the last hour we learned federal prosec
suspect.19- year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. will be indicted by a grand jury. then the case is assigned to a district judge. a justice department official says tsarnaev will not be read his miranda rights because the government is invoking a public safety exception. that exception is triggered when police have an objectively reasonable need to protect the police or the public from immediate danger. tsarnaev will be questioned by a special federal interrogation team for high-value suspects. >> president barak obama and republicans used their weekly addresses to celebrate the resolve americans demonstrated after the attack on the boston marathon. in the address obama emphsized that "the world witnessed one sure and steadfast truth: americans refuse to be terrorized." >> ultimately, that's what we'll remember from this week. that's what will remain. stories of heroism and kindness; resolve and resilience; generosity and love. in the days to come, we will remain vigilant as a nation. and i have no doubt the city of boston and its surrounding communities will continue to respond in the same
of the suspect. >> this turned out to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people twitter wer
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